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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1065 on: September 29, 2011, 05:30:42 PM »
The unexpected one I saw the other day was a bit of graffiti.  On the stop sign, someone had written "Hammer Time!".  It was completely unexpected and made me giggle.  The better part is that I mentioned it to others who I KNOW went past the sign and they didn't see it.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1066 on: September 30, 2011, 11:05:08 AM »
The signs on the boarding around a rubble-strewn, soon-to-be-construction-site near me, bearing the name of the local company who knocked down the original building:

LOST WORLD DEMOLITION

Aside from the obvious amusement, I can't pass them without entertaining thoughts of Professor Challenger and a horde of dinosaurs leaping majestically over the boarding, and galloping off into the city centre.

There's a company in town called "Priest Demolition". Now, my head tells me that it's simply owned by a family named Priest, but my heart insists that if you use them, you will get a bunch of people in robes bring the building down by blowing ram's horns.
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1067 on: September 30, 2011, 12:36:37 PM »
This was funnier when it didn't need so much explaining, but here goes anyway. DH is a real estate appraiser. Appraisers generate reports about the subject property and the nearby comparable sales, or "comps." On one page of the report, there is a map with arrows pointing at "Subject," "Comp 1," "Comp 2" and so on. These days you click and drag them on a screen, of course, but at the time they were still doing paper reports. You rubbed the little arrows on from a transfer sheet.

So anyway, there was a postcard on the bulletin board with Heathcliff the cat next to a huge stone lion, with the caption "Dream Big!" It didn't take long before someone had added a "Comp 1" arrow pointing at Heathcliff.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1068 on: October 02, 2011, 03:27:55 PM »
Sign at the Express clothing store

SALE
ALL WOMEN'S BOTTOMS
MIX & MATCH
BUY ONE
GET ONE 50 PERCENT OFF
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1069 on: October 04, 2011, 09:21:57 PM »
The signs on the boarding around a rubble-strewn, soon-to-be-construction-site near me, bearing the name of the local company who knocked down the original building:

LOST WORLD DEMOLITION

Aside from the obvious amusement, I can't pass them without entertaining thoughts of Professor Challenger and a horde of dinosaurs leaping majestically over the boarding, and galloping off into the city centre.

There's a company in town called "Priest Demolition". Now, my head tells me that it's simply owned by a family named Priest, but my heart insists that if you use them, you will get a bunch of people in robes bring the building down by blowing ram's horns.

To be fair, that WOULD be quite a sight.
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1070 on: October 04, 2011, 11:15:29 PM »
I soooo wanted to take a picture of this at the mall yesterday:

ALL TOPS!
BUY ONE, GET ONE
HALF OFF!

*Selected styles only

What part of ALL did the sign writer not understand???

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1071 on: October 05, 2011, 12:14:31 PM »
I soooo wanted to take a picture of this at the mall yesterday:

ALL TOPS!
BUY ONE, GET ONE
HALF OFF!

*Selected styles only

What part of ALL did the sign writer not understand???

Not only that, but this makes it sound like if you buy a shirt the employees will flash you one boob or something  :P

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1072 on: October 05, 2011, 12:30:53 PM »
Not really a sign, but the message currently flashing on one of our printers says "RIP Software".    :-\

This seemed particularly apropos, as the past week has included: repeated database failures; one fax machine completely out of service; another printer working and then broken and then working again and then broken again; email failures; program errors; all in enough quantity to give me fantasies of going "Office Space" on all our equipment....

I think the printer is telling me to go for it.   >:D
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1073 on: October 05, 2011, 02:36:30 PM »
"Stoner Family Funeral Home"

I can't help but picture services being held in a room full of white smoke and people wearing paisley shirts and bell bottoms.  Thanks, "That 70s Show."

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1074 on: October 05, 2011, 07:57:12 PM »
Check out this steal of a deal I found at my local Shopper's Drug Mart!

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1075 on: October 05, 2011, 08:33:15 PM »
Check out this steal of a deal I found at my local Shopper's Drug Mart!


Hey, at that price, you should stock up! >:D
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1076 on: October 06, 2011, 05:10:50 PM »
You know how some towns have population signs as you enter?

One tiny tiny town near us has a population sign that lists the number of dogs and cats in the town too. 

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1077 on: October 07, 2011, 08:03:10 PM »
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1078 on: October 07, 2011, 09:12:59 PM »
You know how some towns have population signs as you enter?

One tiny tiny town near us has a population sign that lists the number of dogs and cats in the town too.

I passed a sign last week that said

Lost Springs
Pop. 4


We almost went back and took a picture.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1079 on: October 07, 2011, 09:32:13 PM »
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.

OK, you've got me--what is "competitive vehicle parking"?
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